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James Figures

James Earl Figures

Wednesday, May 3rd, 1933 - Sunday, February 17th, 2019
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A native of Mobile, Alabama and a residence of Daphne, Alabama, was
one of eleven children born May 3, 1933, to the union of the late Charles, Sr. and
Barbara Thornton Figures. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine
Figures Pettaway and Yvonne Figures; six brothers, Charles, Jr., Joseph,
Wilbert, Raymond, Avery and Alfred. He was a faithful member of the Mt. Zion
Missionary Baptist Church. James was a 1952 graduate of Central High School
and served in the United States Army from 1953-1955. After his military service,
he worked at the Brookley Air Force Base, Mobile, until it’s closing and then
transferred to Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL; until his retirement in
January 1991. After retiring, James worked for the Eastern Shoe Medical
Specialists. On any given day you could find James mowing and hedging his
‘beloved yard.’
James is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Marietta Conaway
Figures; daughter, Paula (Jeffery) McCants; granddaughter, Madisen Nicole
McCants; sister, Barbara (Gary) Pearson, Panama City, FL and brother, Norman
(Marilyn) Figures, Mobile; brother-in-law, Langdon (Anniece) Conaway,
Huntsville, AL; sisters-in-law, Lena Singleton Figures, Mt. Vernon, AL and
Barbara Conaway, Ann Arbor, MI. A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, special family friend, Ann J. Hall; special appreciation to Idell Shivers, Herbert and Andrea Conaway, and the Kindred Staff. DIGNIFIED AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ENTRUSTED TO SMALL'S MORTUARY, 8822 COUNTY ROAD 64., DAPHNE, AL., 36526.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Smalls Mortuary - Eastern Shore
    8822 County Road 64
    DAPHNE, AL 36526
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | 8:30am - 10:30am
    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 8:30am - 10:30am
    Mt. Zion Baptist Church - 1012 Adams St.
    Address Not Available
  • Service

    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | 10:30am
    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 10:30am
    Mt. Zion Baptist Church - 1012 Adams St.
    Address Not Available
    Rev. Montgomery Portis
  • Interment

    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | 1:30pm
    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 1:30pm
    Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort
    34904 AL-225
    SPANISH FORT, AL 36577
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Durand and Sharon Curtis

Posted at 11:16am
Mrs. Rhett and Paula,
You have my heartfelt sympathy in the passing of Mr. Figures. He was a nice man, loved and respected very much. He was always the same each time I saw him. Keep your hands in God's hands and he will give you strength during your hours of bereavement.
Love always,
Sharon Curtis & family


Posted at 05:13am
My condolences to the family. Please be comforted by the Bible's promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15, John 5:28,29.

William Gilmore

Posted at 09:53pm
My condolences to the Figures families. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of dear James. Some Bible scriptures that have helped me during times of loss include Isaiah 26:19 and Psalm 37:28,29 which states in part: "Your dead ones will live...They will rise up". And the Bible also says "The righteous themselves will possess the earth and they will forever reside upon it". Therefore the Bible promises that we may be reunited with our loved ones lost in death by means of an earthly resurrection. This is further confirmed by John 5:28,29 which says "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". This is possible thanks to Jesus Christ's ransom sacrifice. Thus we have a genuine hope of everlasting life in a world without wickedness or suffering.

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